The Middle Years at Mark Oliphant College comprise Years 7 to 9. We have a commitment to providing a learning environment in which students can achieve at the highest level. We believe that Middle Years students learn best when they develop strong relationships with staff and peers, are intrinsically motivated and challenged, can practise required skills and can make connections in their learning.
Middle Years Structure
During the Middle Years, students experience the breadth and depth of the Australian Curriculum in high quality specialised learning facilities. Additionally, they explore pathways beyond school and develop their skills knowledge and understandings that enable them to meet the requirements for their future aspirations.
The provision of a Chromebook to every MY student empowers them to be active participants in their learning – locally and globally. The Daymap Learner Management System and Google GSuite are used extensively. This enables students to access their learning anywhere, anytime and provides instant feedback on their progress.
A range of intervention programs support students with additional needs.
Literacy and numeracy skills are explicitly taught across all curriculum areas. Clear learning intentions and success criteria underpin all learning and assessment tasks ensuring challenge and stretch. Through this approach, students become strong agents of what they are learning, why they are learning it and the next steps in their learning.
Our student reports meet the requirements of the State Government’s plain-language student reports for South Australian public schools.
This means that our reports
- are provided in writing twice a year.
- use plain English that is easy to understand
- include A-E achievement levels for student learning
- our reports are supplemented with three way learning conversations.
Middle Years Contacts
|Jacky Smith, Head of School|
Executive Leader, SAASTA / Aboriginal Education B-12
|Shari Bray, Leader|
|Adam Calnan, Assistant Principal|
Behaviour Support, Daily Organisation, Timetable
|Sandra Thompson, Leader|
Mathematics and Science Coordinator
|Deanne Sullivan, Leader|
Student Intervention and Support B-12
|Daniel Luciano, Leader|
Arts and Technologies Coordinator
|Elle Penekelis, Leader,|
Learning and Engagement (Year 9)
|Matthew Ames, Leader|
Physical Education and Home Economics Coordinator
|Brenton Meier Leader,|
Learning and Engagement (Year 7 & 8) & Transition Coordinator
Student Support Officer
|Samantha Luxton, Leader|